The Work of Walt Disney Essay

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Walt Disney: From Failure to Household Name “I only hope we don't lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse” - Walt Disney (Walt Disney). Who is that mouse that started it all? Mickey Mouse, that is who started it all. What did he start? He started the success of Walt Disney, his creator. Walt Disney can often be compared to some of the most successful industrialists due to him entertaining an unlimited number of people and for being one of the best people that could sell their hard work (Crowther). The greatest thing he did in his career was bringing his own imagination to animation (Finch 127). Walt Disney overcame failure by creating Mickey Mouse, starting the Walt Disney Company, and creating the legendary Disney…show more content…
Mickey made Odom Disney's name known all around the world. Mickey and other characters were in North American and European comic books after World War II ended in 1945 (Spurgeon). This proved that Disney's famous characters were still well received after a disastrous war. Mickey Mouse appeared later on in the popular 1955 children's show The Mickey Mouse Club until it ended in 1959 (Spurgeon). Walt Disney could clearly achieve success in the animation industry and the television industry. Mickey Mouse continued to succeed after Walt Disney's death in 1966. Disney's show The Mickey Mouse Club had two later version in 1977 through 1978 and from 1989 to 1995 (Spurgeon). Walt Disney was able to create a television show that lasted after its original run. The Disney Company has continued to distribute items that Mickey appears on (Spurgeon). Mickey has also become the corporate symbol of the Disney Company (Maltin 49). Disney was able to create a character that could achieve success on its own and help his company. To many, Mickey is the most favored and famous cartoon character (Spurgeon). Mickey would not have come about if Disney had not failed and because of that failure Disney achieved one of his greatest successes. Before the Walt Disney Company, Disney owned and worked at many other production companies. Disney and animator Ub Iwerks met in Kansas City and worked together at Kansas City Film Ad Company and Laugh-o-Gram Studio.

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